Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell Records Interview Segment at Community Information Center

Councilwoman Vivianna Russell - 07-29-19

On July 15th, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell recorded an interview about the LIRR Expansion Project at the Community Information Center in Mineola.

Councilwoman Vivianna Russell - 07-29-19

Councilwoman Russell highlighted the project’s benefits to Carle Place and New Cassel, including ongoing station enhancements at Carle Place and the elimination of the Urban Avenue grade crossing.

Councilwoman Vivianna Russell - 07-29-19

Councilwoman Viviana Russell and her office have been immensely helpful during construction of the grade crossing, and her leadership and guidance throughout this process helped facilitate the successful Urban Avenue bridge roll-in on the weekend of July 20-21. The Town of North Hempstead has been and continues to be an important partner in the LIRR Expansion Project.

Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings.

The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of eight street-level grade crossings.

Construction is being managed to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts in local communities. For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville on –